Ready to decide on which beach to visit this spring? We’ve got you covered. Many consider spring the prime time to visit Anguilla when the crowds are nonexistent, average temperatures are high and the water is warmer – imagine that! Below are a few happenings this season to get your escape on the calendar:
Moonsplash: The Dune Preserve, Rendezvous Beach; March 10 to 12
Anguilla is teeming with musical talent, and Moonsplash is Caribbean’s oldest music festival coinciding with the full moon in March. Imagine a party under the stars on one of the best beaches in the world – it’s nothing short of magical! Moonsplash is a renowned island celebration held at The Dune Preserve, the funky and laid-back home of reggae star, Bankie Banx. John Mayer, Bon Jovi and Jimmy Buffet have all taken the stage at this legendary venue. Our very own Omalie 360 will be playing this year alongside other exciting artists!
Photo: Anguilla Tourist Board
Sandman Matt: Cap Juluca, Maundays Bay Beach; March 24 to 26
Sand castle sculpting? It’s actually a thing! Join us this March on Maundays Bay Beach for a welcome reception and a sand castle building clinic. Learn a few tricks from professional sand sculptor Matt Long (aka Sandman Matt) known for creating elaborate structures with various sea life and labyrinths. Get your pails ready as guests of all ages are welcome to join in and compete in the Cap Juluca Sandcastle Competition.
Photo: Cap Juluca
Palm tree swaying in the light breeze. Lounge chairs casually strewn across the sand with swimsuit clad vacationers sipping on a cocktail decorated with a colorful little umbrella.
There’s a distinct reason why this is a common image seen and imagined when it comes to the Caribbean – because it’s what really happens.
The Caribbean is a destination that offers both an unyielding array of activities or the option to be utterly lazy.
Plenty of vacationers opt for the occasional excursion, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking or scuba diving, but for the most part people retreat to the Caribbean to lounge around and do a whole lot of nothing.
Each picturesque island is a slice of paradise where nothing is expected from visitors and every luxury awaits.
Undoubtedly one of the most popular Caribbean pastimes is consumption of tropical beverages. If you’re in the Caribbean, chances are it’s for a vacation, so the time is ripe to sit beachside and sip on an iconic rum punch.
With a vast array of islands, and even more beach bars, to choose from, one might wonder how such a decision is to be made?
Birds migrate in the winter and so do people – to the Caribbean. This is a known fact.
Anguilla, one of the most luxurious Caribbean islands, finds itself buzzing with vacationers throughout mid-December through mid-April, when the weather is its most dazzling.
It’s no secret that visiting Anguilla requires a bit of an investment in terms of time and money. Most visitors to our fine island escape here because the island offers unbelievable luxury and privacy.
Yet, if you find an Anguillian vacation is out of your reach, then perhaps you haven’t learned of our August secret just yet.
Visiting Anguilla in August has a variety of benefits, all of which we think you’ll like. Intrigued? We thought so!
Wild beach parties, exciting boat races and plenty of dancing, eating and drinking. Welcome to the biggest event of the year in Anguilla – Carnival. Though Anguilla is 35 square miles, it’s packed with spirit and liveliness, which few events exhibit as fully as Carnival. The word “Carnival” may bring up images of Brazil and though the concept of general celebration is similar, Anguilla’s Carnival is it’s own unique festival.
“Carnival is hands down the most incredible time to live on, or be visiting, Anguilla,” exclaims Linda Hickox, owner of Cap Juluca. “The excitement in the air is palpable, the happiness is boundless and the entire community comes together for nonstop partying and fun for over a week. If you experience Carnival once there’s a high likelihood you’ll be back to celebrate it again and again every year.”
In preparation for the big event happening soon, we’re going to detail the what, why, where and when of the Anguilla Carnival, so you can enjoy the celebrations just as much as the rest of us!